3 women die in lightning strikes

Baripada: Two young tribal women on Saturday died in an incident of lightning while working at a construction site in Mayurbhanj district, a senior police officer said.

Lochani Madhei (25) and Ambika Nayak (20) died at Chaulajhari village under Mahuladhia police station area this afternoon.

Both succumbed on spot, Gopal Krushna Karma, the officer-in-charge of Mahuladhia police station said.

Meanwhile, another woman was killed by lightning strike at Nilakanthpur village in Kendrapara district.